Spring Break

Free & Frugal & Fun Ideas in the Memphis area

1. Park Hop & Picnics:

* Pack a picnic for all Day~ breakfast-sausage egg burritos (in foil). lunch- turkey sub sandwiches with chips and fruits. Dinner- pick up an inexpensive pizza. Take extra snacks: fruits, veggies, granola bars, cookies, brownies, cheese and crackers, chips

* Park Hop~ google search new or different parks in your surrounding area. Each park can have specific things that make them different and fun! Like a park with a lake for fishing and kayaking/Frisbee golf park/park with trails and new playground. Take bikes, kayaks, kites, bubbles, glow sticks, blankets, Frisbees, walking shoes, fishing poles, coolers,extra clothing,etc...

Our Favorite parks: 

Shelby Farms- for playground, picnics, fishing, boating, kites,hikes, frisbee golf etc..

Overton Park: a newly renovated playground full of creative fun!

2. Free Museums Tuesday:

Pink Palace - after 1:00pm the Pink Palace is free. There is a new exhibit every month upstairs.

Rock and Soul Museum - free from 4-7. 

Eat while you are downtown. My favorite places: Ernestine & Hazels (burger and chips and drink $6)/ Kooky Canuck(order a large burger for whole family to share)/Memphis Pizza Cafe/ Gus's Fried Chicken/Happy Mexican/Bluff City Coffee/Huey's

3. Putt Putt Golf and Games:

Family Night Thursday:


Unlimited Putt-Putt Golf, Box of Popcorn, Small Drink, and $5.00 in Gameroom Value per person. Family of 4 $20.00 Add a whole pizza and 4 drinks for $10.00 Each additional member $6.00

Super Saturday:

8am-1pm THE BEST DEAL IN TOWN!! Unlimited Putt-Putt Golf, 2 Supertrack Rides, $8.50 in Gameroom Value, small drink, and popcorn for only $8.00!!!! All components must be used by 1PM

4. Memphis Zoo Day:

Go to the zoo on a free day (Tuesday), with Zoo Pass, or with a friend who has a pass! Take backpack for drinks and snacks. Or take a little extra money for treats while you are there.

After the zoo I like to go to Cafe Eclectica to get a coffee and bakery treat for kids. They have cafe foods as well.

5. A Day Downtown Memphis:

Start off the late afternoon with a snack picnic on Mud Island. Walk the "river". You can even rent a pedal boat.

Next, walk Main street and the bluff Riverwalk. Make sure you cross the lighted Bridge!

Then, Take the "Medical" trolley from Main Street down Madison to the Trolley Cafe. The Pizza is great!

Go to the Peabody and watch the Ducks walk.

Take the trolley that goes along the river. The evening trolley is a beautiful and relaxing ride along the river at Sunset.

6. Skyzone Trampoline Park & Pizza

Order tickets online at Skyzone and sign the waiver online then print out. They have Donimos pizza on site, as well as meal deals with candy.

7. Movies and Mellow Mushroom

There is bound to be a rainy or cold day! Take this time to go to the Bartlett discount movie theater or the Paradiso (my favorite)

As a special treat go to Mellow Mushroom and order a specialty pizza pie.I personally love the Maui Wowie Pizza and Brownie and ice cream dessert.

Other favorite eats near the Bartlett Discount theater: Milanos Pizza, Side Porch, Sweet Pea

Other favorite eats around the Paradiso: McAlisters, Ben & Jerrys Ice Cream, Muddy's Bake Shop

Family Getaways close to home:

Meeman-Shelby Forrest: rent a cabin on the lake or camp at the campground. They have hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding, and boating. The cabins are buy one get one free nights during off season.

Natchez Trace: camp, rent a cabin or a villa on the lake.(buy one night get one free during off season). Hike, boat, birding, horseback riding, golfing.